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SureScreen Scientifics launches a new lab test to help people take control of their all-important Omega-3 fatty acids

SureScreen Scientifics launches a new lab test to help people take control of their all-important Omega-3 fatty acids

People who are determined to make 2023 the year they get control of their health are being invited to take a new lab test to see if Omega-3 fatty acids might be the key to their wellbeing.

Derbyshire-based SureScreen Scientifics has launched a new service under its NeoVos brand to enable people to find out if they are lacking in fatty acids, which are necessary to prevent disease.

The Omega-3 test, which involves taking a blood sample via a finger-prick and sending the results off to the company’s lab, in Morley, near Derby, is one of a number of home tests offered by NeoVos to help people better understand their bodies.

Its other tests measure a person’s Vitamin D levels while the other analyses the general health of the bacteria living in their gut.

Omega-3 fatty acids are key building blocks of all the cells in our bodies, including those in our brains, and so are essential for mental and physical health.

However, there are very few regular sources of Omega-3 in our Western diet – they are most commonly found in fish - and, as a result, deficiencies and imbalances are widespread.

This leads to a range of diseases related to inflammation, raised blood pressure, arthritis, heart disease and skin conditions such as acne.

There is also emerging evidence from the latest research on the benefits of optimal Omega-3 levels with regards to bone, teeth and eye health, gut health and pregnancy health.

Self-test kits for levels of Vitamin D and Omega-3 are increasing in popularity as part of a movement which focuses on people taking control of their own health and the way in which their health is influenced by their lifestyle and diet.

It’s been known for a long time that the nutrition we gain from our diet is critical to maintaining our health, but new research is uncovering the key roles each nutrient plays in our body.

And it is discovering the effects they have on other bodily processes that was not previously understood and how they complement each other.

Both Vitamin D and Omega-3 are known to have positive effects on people’s mental health and their immunity when they have sufficient amounts in our bodies.

Troy Whyte, managing director of SureScreen Scientifics, said:

“Our tests are at the cutting edge of an area of science that has huge potential for helping people to change their eating habits for good and change their health and life expectations.

“In general, the population of Britain is fairly Omega-3 deficient and people with plant-based diets are particularly prone to these deficiencies.

“However, emerging sources of vegan fatty acids EPA and DHA in the form of algal oil-based products mean that everyone now has the opportunity to improve their levels.

“The technology we have available makes doing that via this test straightforward, which is why everyone should check to see where they stand and find out how to improve their levels.”

Established in 1991, SureScreen Scientifics also provide materials consultancy and testing for manufacturing and automotive supply chain and in DNA technology to detect the presence of endangered or invasive species in British waters, including the great crested newt and the white-clawed crayfish.

SureScreen Scientifics is a sister company to SureScreen Diagnostics, which develops and manufactures a whole range of diagnostic tests for the health service and other industries, including drugs tests and lateral flow tests for COVID-19, M-pox and Strep A.

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